Kidney disease

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms that ultimately result in the body excreting too much protein in the urine; this is a condition that can have different causes. Depending on the cause and how soon treatment is started after the symptoms start, the prognosis varies. It is important that you are able to recognize […]

Natural kidney cleanse

We all know how vitally important the kidneys are to our body. These two organs, located on the right and left sides of our body, are responsible for the unenviable task of cleaning the waste from our blood streams. This waste is the byproduct of the breakdown of protein, which the body needs in order […]

Renal artery stenosis

The term “renal” refers to anything relating to the kidneys; essentially, they carry blood from the heart to the kidneys after branching off the aorta, or main artery coming off the heart, and lead to one kidney each. The volume of blood passing through these arteries is a very large amount—about 1 ½ liters of […]

Metastatic renal cancer

When the first signs of cancer begin to show in the kidneys it is referred to as renal cell carcinoma or metastatic rental cancer. Metastatic is the term used to define cancer that spreads to other parts of the body. Many cancer patients are very fortune to find their cancer before it has the chance […]

Kidney dialysis

Dialysis is referred to as the artificial method of removing waste products and unnecessary from one’s blood. Although this is a process that the kidneys do naturally, when the two kidneys fail to function properly, the waste products are removed by the process called dialysis. People with damaged kidneys have to opt for this procedure […]

Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease is a disease of the kidneys that causes multiple cysts to form on these organs. Polycystic kidney disease is also commonly known as PKD. The cysts that are associated with this disease are fluid filled sacs. They can grow and multiply to the extent that they increase kidney mass and cause the […]

Kidney cancer

Your kidneys are very important organs of the body. They are part of the urinary system and help filter waste products out of the blood, expelling those wastes in the urine. Kidney cancer is more likely among people aged 55 years or over and it is more common in men than women. Most cases of […]

Diabetic nephropathy

While there are many different complications of diabetes, one of the more serious problems can occur when the kidneys cannot properly function due to the disease. This complication is known as diabetic nephropathy, and it is a chronic disease that is most commonly found in people who have had diabetes for at least ten to […]

Kidney stones treatment

Kidney stones can sometimes form in some people who eat too many foods containing oxalates. These foods include red meat, chocolate, tea, pepper spinach and even broccoli. If the stones are very small they can be passed without difficulty. However, passing of large kidney stones is very painful, especially for men. Many people end up […]

Kidney cyst symptoms

Kidneys are very important organ in the body and play a major role in filtering toxins in your system. Certain conditions and imbalances can arise that can cause cysts to be formed on the kidneys of some people. Kidney cysts are like other cysts that form on the body only they form on the kidneys. […]

Kidney stones symptoms

If you have ever worked in an office, chances are you have heard someone’s horror stories about their kidney stones. The story of pain, medication and sometimes even surgery is something some people love to tell—even though going through it could have been one of the worst pains they ever felt. Kidney stones are small, […]

Kidney infection

The kidneys are located on both sides of the body near the lower back, just under the diaphragm. Urine is drained from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ureters. From the bladder the urine leaves the body through the urethra. The kidneys have an important function in the body which is filtering the […]

Kidney cleanse

The kidneys are responsible for performing many important tasks in the body. They remove wastes and water from the blood, balance chemicals throughout the body, help control blood pressure, produce vitamin D for the bones, help produce red blood cells and release hormones. As you can see, your kidneys are vital organs that need to […]

Kidney failure

The kidneys are a vital part of the body and perform many roles in the functioning of the body. The kidneys filter the blood of waste materials and balance the level of electrolytes, help the body in producing red blood cells and also controlling the blood pressure in the body. When kidney failure occurs it […]

Kidney back pain

Many people suffer from back pain. Sometimes it can be hard to tell exactly where the back pain is coming from. It is not uncommon for people to mistake a pain that is actually coming from their kidney for pain that feels like a muscle cramp in their back. When we have a kidney infection […]